Rawlings Consulting Forestry, PLLC: Serving forest landowners in North Carolina since 1983

Timber Sales in 2017

Martha Branson

Orange County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is a high quality natural stand of loblolly pine, totaling 13.7 acres. Two short streamside management zones have been marked on the property from which pine timber greater than 14 inches DBH and/or with a stump greater than 18 inches in diameter may be harvested providing no logging equipment enters the SMZ. Within the harvest area, loblolly pine sawtimber averages 14,955 board feet per acre and 252 boardfeet per tree. These pines have grown slow and have never been thinned. Over 39% are greater than 18 inches DBH and over 19% are greater than 20 inches DBH. Only a small amount of scattered chip and saw, hardwood and fiber will be found within the stand. Within the SMZ, pine timber greater than 14 inches DBH and/or with a stump greater than 18 inches in diameter may be harvested providing no logging equipment enters the SMZ. The SMZ may NOT be crossed. Access for logging will be directly from North Carolina Hwy 54 or from Dodsons Crossroads Road.

Ruby Carroll Batten, Brenda B. Brantley & Sherman G. Batten

Johnston County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is a first thinning of a 38.13 acre CRP loblolly pine plantation, 3.8 acres of natural loblolly pine and 1.3 acres of planted pine. The CRP portion of this thinning was planted on heavily fertilized fields at a fairly close spacing and maintained a survival of greater than 95%. As a result, basal area is now ranging from 240 – 260 with diameters ranging from 5 to 12 inches. As a result, the first thinning will remove only a portion of the trees needing to be removed and will be followed by a second thinning in 3-5 years after the residual trees have had time to strengthen. The CRP portion of the selective harvest will remove every 3rd row. The residual rows will be thinned from below as directed or marked, removing only a few of the lesser valued trees. The natural portion of the selective harvest will use a simulated 3rd row thinning by harvesting parallel thinning corridors approximately 10 feet in width on approximate 30 foot centers. Remaining trees thinned from below to a target basal area of 80. Within the stand, do not thin areas dominated by hardwood. Interested buyers should submit unit prices and a tentative start date. Rawlings Consulting Forestry reserves the right to reject any and all offers and may require on-site inspections of previously thinned stands.

Thomas Nelson Crumpler & Violet Marie Crumpler

Johnston County, NC

Offered for sale is a first thinning of a 21.45 acre loblolly pine plantation. This plantation has grown extremely well and both the diameter and basal area are high as compared to similarly aged stands. This selective harvest will remove every 4th row. The residual rows will be thinned from below, removing the smaller trees, to a target basal area of 70-80 square feet. If rows cannot be located, use a simulated 3rd row thinning by harvesting parallel thinning corridors approximately 10 feet in width on approximate 40 foot centers. Remaining trees thinned from below to a target basal area of 70-80. Within the stand, do not thin areas dominated by hardwood. Interested buyers should submit unit prices and a tentative start date. Rawlings Consulting Forestry reserves the right to reject any and all offers and may require on-site inspections of previously thinned stands.

Amy Christine Swain

Beaufort County, NC

Offered for sale is a quality natural stand of mixed pine and hardwood totaling 112.16 acres. A streamside management zone has been marked on this property along the bottom of the spoil pile adjacent to the Pungo Drainage Canal and a short tributary leading into the Canal. No timber will be harvested from within the SMZ. Within the harvest area, loblolly pine sawtimber averages 7,298 board feet per acre and 347 boardfeet per tree. These pines are slow growing, high quality. Over 61% are greater than 18 inches DBH and over 28% are greater than 22 inches DBH. Hardwood sawtimber including red oak, maple, blackgum, sweetgum, white oak and poplar will contribute an additional 3,979 board feet per acre. A scattering of cypress will average 335 board feet per acre. There is only a small amount of pine Chip-N-Saw, fiber within the stand but an abundance of hardwood fiber. Access for logging will be from Boyd Road, one mile north of Hwy 264 and through the property of D S Swain Gas Company. At that location there is an old farm path leading toward the Swain property, stopping 75-100 feet shy of the property line. Prior to logging, the path will need to be extended through young natural pine and into the Swain property.